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All blog pieces written by Ellen Leith unless otherwise stated

Collaboration, Coronavirus and why you need to be global and local

If something’s always been done the same way and it seems to work, the temptation is to keep it that way. Or if change must happen, sometimes it happens wholesale – everything out and start again. But the most successful changes take place by incorporating the best bits from the past and wrapping them into the present and future. Take the Royal Lancaster hotel for instance. Built in 1966 at the height of the swinging 60s by London’s most prolific architect, Richard Seifort, the tower shrieks modernity. But with a nod to the past, the hotel takes its name from nearby Lancaster Gate, so called after the Royal Lancaster line. In fact, the hotel crest is the Tudor rose – a combination of the red rose of Lancaster and the white rose of York. A collaboration if you like.

The planets align for Corcentric – the journey to a single platform

Friday, 31st January 2020

A dark, wet January evening is not the best time to navigate the Central Line, but any discomfort was forgotten once inside Corcentric’s super chic London office building. Based at one of those achingly cool new buildings in the heart of the City whose entry systems are clearly designed to hold those from the Shires at bay, the collaborative working space exuded activity, passion and vibrancy.

Top Six Predictions for 2020 and Beyond

Transformation across Purchase to Pay and all the related fields is a continuous journey. And as we edge closer to 2020, digital revolution is feeding its way into company strategies for the future.

Capitalism's Gone Wrong - And Your Organisation Can fix It

Monday 4th November, 2019

Every few decades capitalism goes wrong – or at least so says John Penrose MP, speaking at SAP Ariba’s ValueX conference on Tuesday. Not necessarily a sentence you’d expect to hear from a Conservative MP just before a General Election. But these are extraordinary times. Set just one day before what was supposed to be Brexit day, but instead turned out to be Non Brexit Day III, the only certainty seems to be more uncertainty. So what toBMA House outdoor space courtyard do?